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WHO: Couples in Zika-Affected Countries Should Consider Delaying Pregnancy Free

Women and men living in countries with local Zika transmission should be informed of the potential for adverse pregnancy and fetal outcomes and be "oriented to consider delaying pregnancy," the World Health Organization has advised.

FDA Approves Cholera Vaccine for Travelers Free

The FDA has approved a live attenuated oral vaccine to prevent cholera (serogroup O1) in adults aged 18 to 64 visiting cholera-affected areas.

Drug Watch / Vaccine Watch

FDA Advises Restricting Fluoroquinolone Use for Certain Indications

Fluoroquinolone risks outweigh benefits for treatment of sinusitis, bronchitis, and uncomplicated urinary tract infections.

HIV and ID Observations Blog

ID Cartoon Caption Contest Closed — Time to Vote Free

Hundreds entered the first Infectious Diseases Cartoon Caption Contest. Paul Sax picked his favorite captions, and now it's time for you, dear readers, to decide which one is funniest.

Guideline Watch

New Guideline for Prevention and Management of Acute Diarrhea

Recommendations include those on preventing traveler's diarrhea, which patients often ask about.

Discontinuation of Airborne Infection Isolation for Tuberculosis

Two American public health societies provide recommendations on the use of nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT) to assess patients for pulmonary tuberculosis.

Nonoccupational Postexposure Prophylaxis for HIV: Updated Guidelines

Some helpful updates have been made to these guidelines.